Category Archives: University of Toronto

U of T study finds toddlers ‘surprisingly sophisticated’ at understanding unfamiliar accents

TORONTO, ON — A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with regional accents the toddlers have never heard before. Even more striking, say researchers, … Continue reading

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OISE hosts public forum titled Aboriginal Knowledge(s): Colonialism, Decolonization and Education

TORONTO, ON – The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto will host a one-day colloquium on Aboriginal knowledge on Thursday, April 10. Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Kids’ books featuring animals with human traits lead to less learning of the natural world

TORONTO, ON – A new study by University of Toronto researchers has found that kids’ books featuring animals with human characteristics not only lead to less factual learning but also influence children’s reasoning about animals. Researchers also found that young … Continue reading

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National Archivist of the United States to give U of T lecture

TORONTO, ON – Media are invited to attend a lecture by David Ferriero, National Archivist of the United States, who is the distinguished I.P. Sharp Lecturer for 2014 at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto, on Wednesday, March … Continue reading

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Computers spot false faces better than people

TORONTO, ON — A joint study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can. The work, … Continue reading

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U of T students to pilot gesture-controlled drones in robotics competition

TORONTO, ON — In a showdown worthy of Star Wars, University of Toronto engineering students will fly quad-copter drones controlled only by gestures in a battle of piloting and programming prowess. Undergraduate students in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department … Continue reading

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Canada’s most famous moustache is coming to U of T

TORONTO, ON — Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS), will be speaking to University of Toronto students, staff and faculty at Convocation Hall on Friday, March 14. This event  recognizes the leadership of U of T’s students who raised almost $150,000 … Continue reading

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt awards Citizen Lab at University of Toronto a “New Digital Age” Grant

TORONTO, ON — The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is one of ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad to receive the New Digital Age Grants, funded through a $1 million donation by Google executive … Continue reading

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IMFG paper compares the legacies of the Toronto and Montréal amalgamations

TORONTO, ON – A new paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) about the legacy of the amalgamations of Toronto and Montréal finds that the reforms created cities that are “too big, yet still too small.” As both Toronto and Montréal emerge … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to host international educational conference from March 11 to 15

TORONTO, ON –  Over 1,900 delegates and educators from around the world have registered to attend the 58th annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. … Continue reading

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